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Re: Looking for galley help/ideas
Hello Phil and Aimee,
Welcome to sailnet. What kind of pots and pans do you have at home? Wouldn't you want to take your favorites with you?
I tend to choose pots and pans for their intended purpose, rather than a particular brand. I think the only " matched set" I ever owned is a copper bottom, stainless farberware set someone gifted with my 1st apt. It's still around though.
Otherwise, I have specialty omelet pans, stockpots, saute pans, sauce pans, woks etc.
I even have a large variety of cast iron pans. Many of the above are commercial grade, accumulated over the years.
Many folks here like to use crock-pots and seem to love them.
There are so many "designer" brands and choices out there now and some get pretty pricey. Frankly, I think it's unnecessary to spend huge dollars on Celebrity pot sets.
Commercial cookwear tends to be Stainless, Steel, Aluminum and occasionally copper
When you get in to home use, you get into bi-metals, non-sticks, glass lids vs metal lids etc. Some of the lids and knobs are not oven proof. I saw a very expensive French mfg Dutch Oven..who's lid knob was not oven proof. For about $330.00 less I purchased one that required no modification and frankly I could see no difference that warranted that price differential.
So, my advice might be to start with your typical menu items and find the pot that you like best for that purpose.